BAGHDAD: A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country was pushed to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.Sunday’s deadliest attack took place outside the southern city of Samawah, where two car bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area, killing seven civilians and wounding 17, police said. The Shiite city is located 370 kilometers (230 miles) southeast of Baghdad.The dramatic assault on the college happened in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur. A suicide bomber with an explosives belt attacked the main gate of the college as three militants attacked the...
JEDDAH: Two foreigners died of MERS in Jeddah, the Health Ministry said Saturday, as fears rise over...
Pakistan is “no longer” considering India for most-favored nation (MFN) status, said Pakistani Feder...
KARACHI: At least 42 people were killed and 17 wounded in southern Pakistan when a bus travelling to Karachi collided with a tractor-trailer, police said.The dead included 14 children and 13 women, they said.The accident happened in the town of Sukkur, 425 km north of Karachi in the southern province of Sindh.Fida Hussain Shah, a senior Sukkur police officer who gave the casualty figure, said the bus driver was killed on...
Companies with at least 1,000 workers are being given four more months to implement a wage protection system that was introduced by the Labor Ministry last year in a bid to ensure employees’ rights.The ministry’s decision to postpone the implementation of the fourth phase of the protection bill for companies with more than 500 workers, originally scheduled for July 1, to Nov. 1 was taken after the Saudi Arabian Monetary A...

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The number of Saudi students in the United States has reached 111,000 this year, up from 10,000 in 2007 while the number of Saudi students studying medicine in the States...
The International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education (IECHE 2014) that concluded in Riyadh on Friday was the biggest ever event for higher education held in the Kingdom.As many as 450 universities and educational institutions from the Kingdom and across the world participated in the annual event, which offers w...
Voluntary community service among Saudi youth appears to be gaining ground across Saudi Arabia, according to Badr Fahad Al-Jeraisy, media head of the Social Committee in Ergah (SCE), northwest of Riyadh.He noted that in the wake of the two-day 2nd Riyadh Social Forum, the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO)...
Singapore’s National Institute of Education (NIE) will train 3,000 Saudi school principals over the next few years, Singapore’s Ambassador Lawrence Anderson told Arab News. Spelling out his country’s close ties with Saudi Arabia, Anderson said 2013 was a very fulfilling and productive year for the Singapo...

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ABU DHABI: Health authorities in the UAE have announced 12 new cases of infectio...

CAIRO: The head of Egypt’s censorship board has resigned in protest at a d...

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KATMANDU: Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an...

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RIYADH: Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) reported a dip in its quarterly ear...

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INDIANAPOLIS: Road teams dominated on the opening day of the NBA playoffs Saturday, with Atlanta pulling off the biggest upset with victory at Eastern Conference top seed...
SHANGHAI: Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix .German team mate Nico Rosberg followed the Briton home for the third race in a row to retain the overall lead in the championship, four points ahead of Hamilton.Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, last year's w...
ROME: Mario Balotelli set a personal record with his 14th goal of the Serie A season and set up another score as AC Milan beat visiting Livorno 3-0 on Saturday for its fifth straight win.Still, Milan remained five points behind city rival Inter Milan in the race for fifth place and the final Europa League berth, after Inter...
ANAHEIM, California: Anaheim and Montreal both won on Friday to take 2-0 leads in their NHL first-round playoff series while Detroit took first blood at Boston in the opening game of their clash.Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf — wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw — had a goal and an assist while Corey Perry scored his first p...

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When politicians around the world tell the story of global warming, they cast it...
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When artist Wael Shawky attended the 10th Sharjah Biennal in 2011 he became aware of something a little unsettling. This was the unintentional disconnect between the words being spoken by the art curators at the press conferences and a large part of the ‘community’ which the organizers declared it was their intention to reach. He not...

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RescueTime is a software that helps increase your productivity by monitoring your activity on the computer and informing you when and how you're being productive or distracted.
The program is basically a small application (3.76MB) that you have to install locally on your computer. Whenever you would like to see statistics about your b...

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In the latest event to rock J-town's fashion scene, 15 fashion designers came together with their collections of trendy skirts, especially designed for the trunk show held at Libra Boutique.
The event gathered 12 Saudi designers along with two Kuwaiti designers who were looking to test the Saudi market with their designs.
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The historic Bidar in the federal state of Karnataka in India now finds itself on the world map of heritage tourism as it figures in the 2014 World Monuments Watch list released by the World Monuments Fund (WMF), a New York-based NGO working for the protection of monuments. I was in Bidar last year especially to feel what a premier madrasa (reli...

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Wearing a face mask can reduce the risk of being infected by the coronavirus by more than 80 percent, Dr. Hana Bakhash, a consultant in infectious diseases and viruses at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) in Jeddah, told Arab News.“Residents are advised to maintain personal hygiene and wash their hands regularly, as well as avoid large crowds, especially at hospitals, commercial centers, malls and markets,” she said.Pharmacy owners have reported a boom in mask sales, with a 300-percent increase in a single week, indicating fear among locals that has only been exacerbated by rampant rumors on social networking sites.“I hardly used to sell any face masks in the past, but have sold more than...
Ehnaini cakes, burgers made with traditional Bahraini kebabs, and fries made with ancient aromatic spices are only some of the dishes you can enjoy at the Baiz coffee shop and restaurant in Alkhobar. Everything in the restaurant, from its name (Baiz is an old local term meaning a piece of cloth used to clean surfaces) to the dishes on the menu and the antique interior design uniquely blended with modernity, end up giving a feel of the traditions of the Eastern Province. Eman Al-Bagawi is the co-founder of the restaurant together with her cousin Fai Al-Shammari. She is a marketing graduate whose study has helped her market her project, especially through Instagram and Twitter. She then...
The late United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan traveled 7,000 miles to get there for his kidney transplant. For decades the Cleveland Clinic has provided health care to the upper echelons of Middle Eastern society who fly halfway across the world for treatment at the Ohio-based private medical center. Soon, they can skip the trip. Early next year the Cleveland Clinic plans to open an ultra-modern, 364-bed specialty hospital on Al-Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, one of the most ambitious forays into the oil-rich country by a US health care brand. The expansion comes as the Cleveland Clinic slashes hundreds of millions of dollars off its US operations to prepare for...

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BEIRUT: One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, alter...
WASHINGTON: Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently but the White House doesn’t appear set to add to his growing catalog of woes. Just under 275,000 people have added their names to a petition on the White House website calling for the Canadian’s deportation from the US, easily surpassing the threshold of 100,000 signatures required for presidential consideration. But the White House said Friday it would not comment, citing terms in its “We the People” program that allows it to decline certain petitions. Instead, it sought...
BRISBANE, Australia: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate met with the families of Australian soldiers killed in recent conflicts Saturday and took a front-row fighter jet seat as their tour headed north. The royal couple were presented with a boomerang for their infant son, George, and delighted Olympians and ordinary folk alike during a whistlestop tour of Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city. Huge crowds turned out to greet the imperial pair, who began their day at the Amberley Air Force base with military formalities including a guard of honor and flyover by two F/...

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